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Limited Time Offer from Enbridge

Posted in Communications, Housing, HVAC / Mechanical, Interior Building, Maintenance, New Products, Rebates, Suite Renovations, Utility Management

Limited Time Offer from Enbridge

For a limited time, from June 15 – September 30, 2016 Enbridge Gas is offering Novitherm™ Heat Reflector Panels for an increased incentive of $0.40/m3 of gas saved—that’s four times our normal incentive—but you need to act now. To gain deeper energy savings, along with the Novitherm™ Heat Reflector Panels we are offering free low-flow showerheads. It’s a Win – Win. Enjoy two energy savings measures that will improve your bottom line while enhancing the comfort of your...

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Managing Multifamily: How Real-Time Reporting Changed the Game

Posted in Communications, Housing, Industry Trends, Marketing, New Products, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Technology

Managing Multifamily: How Real-Time Reporting Changed the Game

Story by: Tim Blackwell  |  Property Management Insider A common thread at the 8th Annual Interface Student Housing conference in Austin in April was the role that technology plays in attracting and maintaining multifamily residents. For three days, a record-breaking 1,200 attendees heard, among many things, interesting perspectives in the Student sector. A number of C-level players discussed the importance of having the right digital tools to effectively run properties on and off campus. It’s...

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What’s New In Social: Video Ad Performance, Algorithm Updates, Live Streaming

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What’s New In Social: Video Ad Performance, Algorithm Updates, Live Streaming

By Leah Mendes & Amir Ellis  |  Property Management Insider It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. This weekly series was created to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. By creating a strong multifamily social media presence, your property management company is better equipped to engage your online audiences. Here’s what’s...

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How Cloud-Based Technology can Save Maintenance Teams Time and Money

Posted in CMHC, Communications, Health & Safety, Housing, HVAC / Mechanical, Industry Trends, Janitorial, Maintenance, Marketing, New Products, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Restoration, Retrofit, Roofing, Suite Renovations, Technology

How Cloud-Based Technology can Save Maintenance Teams Time and Money

By Tim Blackwell  | Property Management Insider New tool technology is exceeding traditional definitions of improvements to the power tools that build and maintain multifamily housing. High-tech and blue-tooth enabled tools are not only designed to ease the chores of drilling, sawing and affixin’ but also save time and money. Cloud-Based Technology is Making Maintenance Mobile Tools have come a long way since the introduction of the electric motor in the 1880s that made possible today’s...

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The Hottest Trends in Multifamily Outdoor Living

Posted in Communications, Development, Exterior Building, Furnishings, Housing, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Maintenance, Marketing, New Products, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Recreational, Restoration

The Hottest Trends in Multifamily Outdoor Living

Story by:  Leah Mendes  |  March 28, 2016 Summer is right around the corner, and the weather isn’t the only thing heating up. New trends are on the horizon in multifamily, and apartment communities are finding new ways to bring the full indoor living experience outdoors. The National Kitchen & Bath Association identified outdoor kitchens and living spaces as the hottest trends in housing today, although it’s been popular for a few years. Americans began enhancing their outdoor living...

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Multifamily Technology Trends for 2016

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Multifamily Technology Trends for 2016

Story by: Lindsey Schooner  | Zillow.com Once upon a time, your company built a website. Then you went paperless, started using social media and optimized for mobile. This year, will it be beacon technology or virtual reality? Your business doesn’t grow by staying the same, so here’s a look at the rental real estate technology trends that could be game changers in 2016. Technology as an amenity From dinner dates to food delivery, today’s renters use the internet for everything, and they expect...

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How to Accept and Make Online Payments Easier for Residents

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How to Accept and Make Online Payments Easier for Residents

Story by: Tim Blackwell | Property Management Insider A recent report notes that a growing number of retail, entertainment, and travel outlets are turning to self-service checkout kiosks for their customer service needs. For many businesses, kiosks have the ability to enable customers to make their purchases or check in quicker and avoid lines waiting for an agent or cashier. According to a report by Technavio entitled, “Global Self-Service Kiosk Market 2016-2020”, the size of the global...

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Like a Jedi, you control this micro apartment with your hand

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Like a Jedi, you control this micro apartment with your hand

MIT Media Lab’s CityHome is essentially an entire apartment packed into a magical, transforming box that’s controlled by touch and motion sensors. Pull your arm back, and a bed or dining table appears. Wave your hand, and the lights dim and blinds close. Gently touch the counter, and the entire unit moves backwards or forwards, revealing (or concealing) a bathroom. Like the eight-room, 420-square-foot apartment in New York, the idea is to pack as many living areas into as small a space as...

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LED AND GARAGE LIGHTING

Posted in Exterior Building, Interior Building, Maintenance, New Products, Retrofit

LED AND GARAGE LIGHTING

The savings are immediate and ROI is generally 1 to 3 years With the recent introduction of commercially viable LED bulbs and fixtures, businesses can expect unprecedented savings in their energy costs for lighting.   An LED for every need Today, there is a large selection of LED bulbs, fixtures and arrays for many types of installations. So there is no reason to wait. The savings are immediate, the paybacks are generally between one and three years, and in many cases, the quality of the...

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Hot Amenities for 2014

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Hot Amenities for 2014

Gyms, movie theaters, and swimming pools are no longer on the top of the most-wanted amenities list. As more residents choose to rent as a lifestyle, they expect more services. Multi-Housing News talked to a panel of multifamily experts to discuss the latest amenities trends in apartment communities, and how rental professionals can keep up with the changing landscape. Focus on convertible spaces. Instead of dedicating a room to a movie theater or gym, create a multi-purpose room. Renters can...

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